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Environment and ecology : the contradictions

The very heavy rains which recently happened in the South-East of France have been interpreted, as in every meteorological event, as being the consequence of climate warming. That has contributed to an increased mobilization in favor of environment. They have also been at the origin of power cuts which have, in some cases, last several days, heavily affecting the daily life of habitants. Two lessons can be got from these events.

There is first the night and day commitment of the teams, who are in charge of putting back in activity networks and taking care of their good working. It ...

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China : what's new ?

China is at the front of the daily scene for months. Its economy is slowing, the trade negotiations feature with Washington is taking financial markets under tension, the political crisis in Hong Kong is generating lively critics from Western countries. But the place the country is now occupying on the international scene is just the consequence of its growing weight on the world economy.

The Hong Kong crisis is the result of the awkwardness of local authorities and of Beijing refusal to deplore them. The last Sunday elections represent a major disapproval for these authorities but they won’t have ...

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France : Interest rates are staying at their lowest level

The 10-years French Bond was on November 14th at -0.02%. During the whole summer, it had fluctuated between -0.30% and -0.05%. Since the beginning of November, it is oscillating around 0%. The State is taking a double profit of this situation: it freely indebts itself and it reimburses its debts more easily. Until summer, most of economists were expecting an interest rates rebound. That eventuality was put forward by public leaders to worry and make unpopular measures being accepted. The 10-years rate forecasted for the end of 2019 which was inscribed in the finance law published ...

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Germany, 30 years after (continuation)

In a few days will be celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall, on November 9th. The East-German regime was already weakened by the weekly demonstrations in Leipzig. During summer, Austria had opened its border to allow those who wanted to migrate to West Germany to go there. The spectacle of the prosperity of their neighbors they see at the TV every evening was revealing, more than any political speech, the communism failure. The fall of this symbol which was cutting in two parts the historic German capital was unavoidable as the reunification which followed it. Nevertheless, it ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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